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    1 Week Ago
    Sorry to hear that, Bermy. At least she had the decency to get back to you with an answer. That seems like it might be a rare thing, nowadays. Maybe she'll still be a good future prospect. Tim
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    09-03-2017
    This might be a slight derail, but were you still able to climb it, or did you have to somehow winch it over and drop it? Thanks in advance. Tim
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  • Spellfeller's Avatar
    08-14-2017
    Great idea, Peter. I will check... Gary, I think it's a "DB Power" or sumpthin'...
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    08-13-2017
    Spellfeller replied to a thread Spellfeller Productions in MBTV
    Thanks, Sean. Have also heard good things about this one: http://www.baileysonline.com/Forestry-Woodcutting/Portable-Sawmills/Logosol-Portable-Sawmills/Logosol-Big-Mill-Sawmill-System/Logosol-Timberjig-Chainsaw-Mill.axd
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    08-13-2017
    Over the past few weeks, I've hung and and trimmed out two stands, put in a mineral lick, and got my pop-up blind set on my private land spot. I've also done a LOT of online scouting of the public land near me. I've not hunted it before, but I don't want to go banging around in there so close to the season. (Should have scouted last spring before green-up!) I've ID'ed a bunch of saddles, benches, etc. and I think I'll hunt/scout that by creepin' around in a Sapper model Kill Suit. "Nothin' to see here...I'm just a slow moving shrub!" 8)
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    08-13-2017
    Peter, you do NOT want to see ANY artwork produced by me. Instead, here are a few visual aids: I could not do this: Instead I did this: Which had a similar effect on efficiency as this: :lol:
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    08-13-2017
    What was salvageable is HERE in an attempt to poke some fun at my shocking button-pushing ineptitude...:|:
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    08-13-2017
    Spellfeller replied to a thread Spellfeller Productions in MBTV
    Thanks for the tips/suggestions, Sean. I'll snug up the chaps. Haven't gotten into milling yet; I'd like to at some point!
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    08-13-2017
    Spellfeller replied to a thread Spellfeller Productions in MBTV
    Thanks, Buddy. (That is one cute person in your avatar picture!)
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    08-13-2017
    Spellfeller replied to a thread Spellfeller Productions in MBTV
    Sean, my Embed Fu is weak. Working on it...
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    08-13-2017
    Be forewarned! Aside from the "tree fail" compilations, this may be the lamest video on the internet involving a chainsaw. As mentioned previously, I actually turned the camera off for the fall, instead of on. But if you like watching big wood go over (like at least 30 pounds) then this will excite you greatly! Hope it gives you a laugh! I'm encouraged that the bar for my tree vids has been set so low. Nowhere but up! :lol: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/L0NmP_xxDqg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Spellfeller's Avatar
    08-13-2017
    Thanks, Ray! Good to be back amongst the tremendous T-Housers! Are you getting ready for the hunting season?
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  • Spellfeller's Avatar
    08-12-2017
    So you know that part when you're psyched to pull the super HD video of your awesome treecuttery off your el cheapo GoPro clone, and it turns out you had an extra button press in there somewhere, so when you thought you were pressing "on" you were actually pressing "off" and there is exactly ZERO video of your awesome treecuttery? (But lots of evidence of your asshattery...) Ergh. :X
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  • Spellfeller's Avatar
    08-11-2017
    Thanks, Fi! I'll try to keep my wits--such as they are--about me! If I can get the knock-off Go Pro to work there'll likely be PLENTY to critique. Just nothing major I hope! It's good to read you too! :)
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    08-11-2017
    Looking forward, Samuel! Doesn't look like the eclipse comes near sunny SoCal, eh? That's too bad. Hope you're doing well! How's old is that new baby now? :)
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    08-11-2017
    We're traveling two hours west to the path of totality. Camping in a middle school field on Sunday night to watch the show on Monday! Goggles on, baby!
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    08-11-2017
    Thanks, Peter! First one is just a flop (may have to pull out a hanger first). Once #1 is down, I may have an angle to flop #2 without topping it. We'll see... Regardless, it's tree work and just about ANY tree work can bite you in the arse! :/:
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    08-11-2017
    Corey, I'm really glad to hear this. Your channel came up in my YouTube "Recommended" feed last night, and I stayed up way too late watching many of your videos. Then I checked in on TH for the first time in a LOONG time and your story was here too. Small arb world, eh!? While watching some of your techniques/practices did give me the heebie jeebies, especially in the early days, I--like many others--appreciate your willingness to document and lay out the steep learning curve of treework in all its (sometimes) ugly glory. I'm really sorry about your accident but very glad to hear that the prognosis is so good. Thanks for all the work that goes into your channel and all my best for a speedy recovery! Jeff
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    08-11-2017
    Thanks, Butch. Will do! :thumbup:
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    08-11-2017
    Hi, everybody! Hope you're all happy and healthy! Can't believe I haven't made a TH post in nine months! :cry: Glad to be out of hibernation and gearing up for a (smaller) two-tree project tomorrow. Won't be anything terribly special, but I AM going to try to shoot some video for the first time. Fingers crossed! :)
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    08-07-2017
    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. The one thing I wanted to say about this is the huge advantage climbing SRT provides, with regard to support points. With DdRT, you have to isolate a branch, (which can be a lot of work to do) and it better be a good one. With SRT, you can lace your climbing rope through 20 crotches if you want to, and they'll all help to support your weight. If the primary support point breaks out, the hope is that the backup support points will withstand the shock load and prevent a fall. At least, this is how I like to think of it. It takes a bit more time to set up this way, but it makes me feel more at ease. The other big thing you can do, and which I do most of the times I climb, is to use two separate ropes, two separate climbing systems, and different support points, as Kevin Bingham advocates. This provides redundancy and also gives you the advantage of being able to pull yourself from two different directions. Again, more work to set up, but enormously helpful over and over again, I find, for work positioning. Thanks for putting up with this long-winded post. Tim
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    08-02-2017
    Tim_B. replied to a thread Black Bears Matter in Odds and Ends
    Did she hit on you, Levi? Tim
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    06-19-2017
    :thumbup:
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    06-19-2017
    Originally Posted by squisher "I appreciate the response Daniel. Am curious still why you nipped the sapwood. What where your thoughts/reasons for doing it?" "Like". I'm all for it. Tim
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  • Tim_B.'s Avatar
    06-12-2017
    Lookin' good, Burnham. Still lean and mean looking. How was the air temperature on the day? It looks like almost ideal climbing conditions. Beautiful tree, beautiful yard. Tim
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